5 Legal Areas to Watch in 2018
Here are some of the important legal areas to keep an eye on in health care during 2018. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Health IT Law & Malpractice Career Personal Health Records Source Type: news

8 Ways to Become a 5-Star Physician in Reviews
Online reviews are important to attracting new patients and building your practice. Here's how to become a 5-star physician. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 11, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Mark Rowh Tags: Marketing Technology Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Medical Licensure in Multiple States Made Easy
Everything physicians need to know about the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact and how it can further their career. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lisa Grabl Tags: Blog Employment Jobs Career Productivity Source Type: news

Put Patients First When Designing Your Practice
When it comes to designing your practice, be sure to design with the patient, and then the doctor, in mind. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 10, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Owen Dahl Tags: Operations Patient Flow Wait Times Patient Relations Patients Pearls Source Type: news

Self Defense For Physician Captive Owners
Many doctor-owned captive insurance companies are ticking times bombs of legal and financial liability. Here's what you need to know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ike Devji, JD Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Law & Malpractice Operations Source Type: news

Building Wellness to Combat Burnout
To combat burnout, physicians must relearn what " normal " is. They must reclaim what their bodies, minds, and souls crave. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 9, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jennifer Frank, MD Tags: Blog Career Work/Life Balance Performance Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Your List of Lost Revenue for Last Year
Identify those small, insignificant areas of lost revenue; you'll be surprised how quickly these areas will add up. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: P.J. Cloud-Moulds Tags: Blog Front Desk Revenue Cycle Management Medical Billing & Collections Patients Source Type: news

Implementing Patient Communication Checklists
Physicians implement checklists when they are providing clinical care for patients — but what about emotional support? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jordan Rosenfeld Tags: Difficult Patients Patient Relations Physician Productivity Source Type: news

This Doctor & #039;s Least Favorite Time of Year
Dr. Melissa Young shares with us why January is her least favorite time of the year — from cold weather to unmet deductibles. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 8, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Melissa Young, MD Tags: Blog Accounts Receivable Revenue Cycle Management Medical Billing & Collections Payers Source Type: news

Patient Reviews: Use Them to Your Advantage
A patient reviews page is one of the most influential pages on your website. The question is: how do you get dazzling testimonials and use them to your advantage? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 7, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Alex Mangrolia Tags: Blog Marketing Technology Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

EHRs Still Have a Ways to Go
While progress has been made, we still have a very long way to go to achieve the dream of EHRs and other health IT. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Stephen H. Hanson, PA-C Tags: Health IT EHR Technology Source Type: news

Trump & #039;s New Insurance Options for Small Businesses
The proposed new rules would make it easier for small businesses to create insurance plans that exempt them from certain consumer protections under the ACA. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 5, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Health IT Healthcare Reform Technology Source Type: news

3 Ways to Increase Patient Satisfaction in 2018
Improving your billing processes can not only improve your revenue, but will make patients happier. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Phil Dolan Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Technology Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

When Physicians are Owners AND Employees
The professional model of medicine is trying to reach a sweet spot, allowing physicians to remain independent but maximize the power of a larger organization. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 4, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Employment Operations Practice Models Source Type: news

9 Priorities for Practice Management in 2018
Looking to set your long-term goals for the coming year? Here are a few that will help get you started. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Iulia Filip Tags: HIPAA Billing and Collections Revenue Cycle Management Patients Productivity Source Type: news

Returning Your Practice to Patient-Centricity
Here are nine things you can be doing to ensure that your practice is putting its patients first. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 3, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Linda Girgis, MD Tags: Pearl Difficult Patients Patient Relations Pearls Source Type: news

Locum Tenens Predictions for 2018
Looking back at how locum tenens physicians made an impact in 2017 and predicting trends in 2018. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Mike Gianas Tags: Blog Career Training Performance Physician Productivity Source Type: news

2018 Tech Trends Will Take Practices to a New Frontier
Healthcare technology is approaching Star Trek status, with the ability to take practices to a new frontier. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 2, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Chris Walls Tags: Blog Health IT Technology Practice Models Source Type: news

Three Provider Challenges For 2018
How politics, value-based reimbursement and patient collaboration will impact providers in 2018. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - January 1, 2018 Category: Practice Management Authors: Kevin Lathrop Tags: Health IT Healthcare Reform Technology Source Type: news

Trends for Physician Practices in 2018
Here are some of the top trends to keep an eye out for in the healthcare industry during 2018. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 30, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Marc Mertz Tags: Blog Healthcare Reform Payers Source Type: news

How an IPA in Washington Collaborates with the Local EMS
Bringing primary-care physicians in touch with the local EMS is enabling team-based care in Washington. In turn, they can reduce unnecessary utilization of the ED. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Population Health Partnerships Productivity Source Type: news

Behavioral Health Gains Momentum in Reimbursement
Three initiatives are changing the momentum for behavioral health and chronic care reimbursement. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 29, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Charles Hutchinson Tags: Blog Finance Payers Physician Compensation Source Type: news

Coding for Annual Wellness Visits
This month's coding questions look at coding for transition of care for a nursing facility patient and on Annual Wellness visits. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 28, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Bill Dacey Tags: Billing and Collections Coding Accounts Receivable Revenue Cycle Management Source Type: news

5 Things to Know about Physician Practice Management
How does a physician determine if a practice management arrangement with an MSO is right for the practice? Here are five things physicians should consider. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 28, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Yulian Shtern, Esq. and Leonard Lipsky, Esq. Tags: Blog Practice Models Practice Management Systems Physician Productivity Source Type: news

How to Deliver Effective and Persuasive Presentations
If you're nervous about giving a presentation to staff, colleagues, patients, or to the public, here are a few things to know. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 27, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Catherine Hambley, PhD Tags: Pearl Career Operations Pearls Performance Source Type: news

App Review: Clinical Ultrasound Reference Tools
Looking to brush-up on or further your ultrasound skills? Here are a few apps, podcasts, and references you should check out. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 27, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Victor Abuel, MD Tags: Blog Health IT Training Technology Source Type: news

13 Quotes that Defined Healthcare in 2017
Between the ACA, physician burnout, and MACRA, it was another eventful year in healthcare. Here are our favorite quotes from the past year. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 26, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: MACRA Health IT Healthcare Reform Work/Life Balance Technology Source Type: news

Inbox: Readers Recommend Employment for Young Docs
Readers weigh in on whether young docs should jump into private practice or become employed following med school. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 26, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Career Training Operations Source Type: news

7 Lessons in Launching a Patient & amp; Family Advisory Council
Bringing patients and families with members of your practice in an advisory council can take some work. Here are some lessons from someone who has tried. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 24, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Keesha Goodnow Tags: Blog Population Health Patient Relations Patients Source Type: news

Updating Your Fee Schedule: Now Is the Time
It's the time of year to update your fee schedule. Do you know where to find your contracted rates? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 23, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: P.J. Cloud-Moulds Tags: Blog Fee Schedule Survey Coding Payers Source Type: news

Healthcare Associations Decry Republican Tax Bill
The American College of Physicians (ACP) and other provider groups are not happy the recently-passed tax bill has repealed the individual mandate. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Career Healthcare Reform Compliance Recruitment Source Type: news

Four Steps to Forsake Procrastinating as a Lifestyle
Physicians and practice administrators are subject to procrastination like the rest of us. Here are steps to avoid this bad habit. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 22, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jeff Davidson Tags: Blog Career Productivity Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Best Reader Comments on Healthcare of 2017
We took some of the best comments left during the past year and put them in one spot. What did you have to say in 2017? (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 21, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Health IT Healthcare Careers Source Type: news

Be More Active Than Kris Kringle This Holiday Season
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle is something many patients struggle with during the holidays, Kris Kringle included. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 21, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jon Carter Tags: Population Health Patients Patient Confidentiality Personal Health Records Source Type: news

Quick Technology Risk Checklist for Your Practice
Here are five tactics to reduce many of the more common risks of data loss at your practice. Make sure you're up to date. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Joe Capko Tags: Pearl HIPAA Compliance Training Technology Pearls Source Type: news

When Someone at Your Practice Receives a Subpoena
Physician practices receive subpoenas for documents every day. Here's what your practice staff needs to know when you receive one. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Ericka L. Adler Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Compliance Staff Source Type: news

The Extinction of Doctors & #039; Gut Instinct on Medicine
Payers have made it so doctors cannot go with their instincts when caring for a patient and that's a shame. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 20, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Linda Girgis, MD Tags: Blog Denials Patient Relations Payers Source Type: news

Tips to Ensure Documentation Accuracy
Here are some tips physicians should be using to ensure accurate documentation while protecting their professional integrity. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Jennifer Frank, MD Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Training Performance Source Type: news

Why Primary Care is a Good Second Career
In the last of a three-part interview series, the Dean of the Frank H. Netter M.D. School of Medicine talks about primary care being a second career option. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Physicians Practice Staff Tags: Healthcare Careers Mentoring Training Source Type: news

What will PAs be Doing in 2018?
This year the PA profession celebrated its 50th anniversary. Much has changed, but the future of the profession remains bright. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 19, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dawn Morton-Rias, Ed.D, PA-C Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Training Performance Source Type: news

Top Practice Management Tips of 2017
Readers'favorite practice management " Pearls " articles from the past year to help improve their practices. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Physicians Practice Staff Tags: Managers Administrators Staff Medical Billing & Collections Work/Life Balance Operations Patient Relations Source Type: news

Healthcare in 2018: MACRA, Tech and More
With the new year fast approaching, health care experts weigh in on what practices can expect from what is sure to be an eventful year. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 18, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Dylan Fisher Tags: Health IT Healthcare Careers EHR Source Type: news

Avoiding Pitfalls in a Changing Healthcare Landscape
With an ever-evolving healthcare delivery system, avoiding pitfalls is a daily struggle. Here are some tips for your practice. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 17, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Steve Gordon M.D. Tags: Blog Healthcare Careers Source Type: news

Physicians, Don & #039;t Rely on Forms to Fire Employees
Physicians who solely rely on forms and checklists to terminate an employee are making a huge mistake, says this lawyer. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: David M. Rosenberg-Wohl Tags: Hiring Firing Law & Malpractice Compliance Staff Source Type: news

Sexual Harassment against Physicians from Patients
Dr. Melissa Young on a less heard about target of sexual harassment in the workplace: physicians from aggressive and inappropriate patients. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 15, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Melissa Young, MD Tags: Blog Career Difficult Patients Compliance Source Type: news

Top Healthcare News Stories of 2017
The year was full of plenty of headline news events surrounding the Affordable Care Act, HHS, opioids, and more. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: MACRA Healthcare Reform Compliance Payers Source Type: news

2017 Legal Round-Up for Physicians
A lawyer outlines some of the most prominent legal cases from 2017 and explains what physicians can learn from them. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Rachel V. Rose, JD, MBA Tags: Blog Law & Malpractice Career Compliance Operations Source Type: news

Concierge Medicine Helps Burnt-Out Physicians
Concierge medicine can help physicians dealing with burnout in more ways than one. Here's are a few examples. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 14, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Wayne Lipton Tags: Career Performance Practice Models Physician Productivity Source Type: news

The History of Locum Tenens in Healthcare
This month's blog post is a history lesson on how the locum tenens physician industry came to be. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Lisa Grabl Tags: Blog Career CME Productivity Physician Productivity Source Type: news

Work-Life Balance is Different for Younger Doctors
In part 2 of our roundtable, three doctors vent about EHRs and extol the virtues of having a balanced work and home life. (Source: Physicians Practice)
Source: Physicians Practice - December 13, 2017 Category: Practice Management Authors: Gabriel Perna Tags: Healthcare Careers EHR Work/Life Balance Residents Source Type: news